Dr Angus Creech

Research Associate

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Telephone: 

+44(0)131 6506729

Location: 

4.115 Faraday Building

Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems

Research Theme: 

  • Offshore Renewable Energy

Biography: 

Dr. Creech is a free-standing research fellow specialising in the high-fidelity modelling of wind farms, tidal turbines and coastal systems using computational fluid dynamics techniques.

He has served as Co-Investigator and Principal Investigator on a variety of projects both at University of Edinburgh and previously at Heriot-Watt, collaborating with both industry and other academic institutions.

Academic Qualifications: 

  • BSc (Hons) Computational Physics, University of Edinburgh, 1995
  • MSc Remote Sensing and Image Processing, University of Edinburgh, 1995
  • PhD Computatial Fluid Dynamics, Heriot-Watt University, 2009

Teaching: 

  • MSc and PhD supervision (UoE, St Andrews)
  • MASTS Hydrodynamics steering committee
  • Principal Investigator: eCSE, IAA
  • Co-Investigator: FLOWBEC (UoE lead), TIDES

Research Interests: 

  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Turbulence modelling
  • Finite volume techniques
  • Finite element analysis
  • Software optimisation for HPC
  • Wind farm resource and reliability
  • Wake effects
  • Tidal turbine structure/rotor wake interaction
  • Atmospheric physics
  • Energetic tidal systems

Specialities: 

  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Wind farm simulation
  • Tidal turbine modelling
  • Non-hydrostatic coastal models
  • Finite element and finite volume techniques
  • Parallel programming and hybrid techniques (MPI/OpenMP, C, Fortran)

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